International Water Association

An untapped resource: why the industry must target female professionals

According to new research by the International Water Association, the shortage of skilled labour in water can be addressed by a more diverse policy of...

Saline solutions: closing the gap between hunger and limited freshwater supplies

Much as aquaculture has eclipsed wild fisheries, salt-tolerant plants could close the gap between escalating hunger and limited freshwater supplies By James Workman The ancients annihilated...

High and dry: How legalisation of cannabis is impacting local water security

Beyond the arguments over medical benefits, cash crops, and cross-border ‘drug wars’, Montgomery Simus explains how the global footprint of cannabis trafficking is rapidly diversifying, complicating the...

Heaven sent: The need to harvest rainwater

Rainwater harvesting, once seen as a quaint tradition of the rural poor, is growing in stature and scale, driven by urban demand, new mandates,...
Rob Lawson, Water Resources Director, Artesia Consulting

Profiling customers through digital technology

How new water tools reveal changes in water use with nation-wide implications. By Rob Lawson.   While the UK water industry has rightly strived to provide...

Is your water pricing strategy right?

In April, the IWA Specialist Group on Statistics & Economics held a workshop in Cyprus to discuss waterís elusive value. Ed Smeets and Lledó...

H2O minus CO2: How mitigation and money savings are driving emissions-free desalination

By Bill Hinchberger* Consider the catch-22 for Pacific islanders. They lack sufficient freshwater to meet growing demand. While desalination could boost supply, each plant’s energy-intensive...

Why collaboration is key to creating water-wise cities

In a rapidly urbanising world, a lot of attention is rightly focused on the challenges surrounding transport, housing, energy and employment. Yet many cities with...

Middle East: GE unveils white paper on water resource management

At the World Future Energy Summit 2016, General Electric (GE) unveiled a white paper on the opportunities and risks associated with the energy and...

New web tool launched to track surface water

A new Deltares Aqua Monitor tool empowers anyone with a web browser to observe water’s constantly shifting courses, and respond accordingly to what satellites...

FEATURED STORY

Trust in water markets must be earned

Risks and externalities demand careful and inclusive design By Nell Green Nylen and Michael Kiparsky With markets increasingly viewed as a preferred (or even the only)...

NEWS

EEA cautions on European water prospects

The European Environment Agency’s latest annual indicator report shows that the European Union is continuing to fall short of achieving several of its environmental...
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